Ron Mexico never fails to surprise us. But even we were surprised when Ron Mexico co-founder Adam Gottschalk asked us to review his bar’s new location as a restaurant. What started as a tiny bar with a wince-worthy name (we’ve explained it in past reviews; give it a Google if you must know) has now transformed into a Beijing institution. But can it now transform into a restaurant? While Ron Mexico is no more Mexican than the eponymous Ron is, fake Mexican food is a time-honored American tradition. And in true American fashion, Ron Mexico serves up buffalo chicken atop a pile of cheesy tortilla chips. And yet, there are culinary surprises here: Sichuan chicken tacos (RMB70 for three), pulled pork tacos and jerk chicken burritos (RMB70). It’s not the most authentic Mexican food, but it doesn’t have to be. The most important thing about these ‘rittos is that they’re there for you.
June 2, 2017
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